I'm gonna' be a grandpa! My son & daughter-in-law just announced they're going to have a baby in February. And they said they wanted me to knit a baby blanket in chocolate brown and coral if a girl and chocolate brown and aquamarine if a boy. (And I thought I was having trouble getting my head around being a grandpa - now a baby blanket with chocolate brown...oh wow.) There plan is to go back to Papua New Guinea in April...so I'll enjoy that baby for 2 months and then not see it for about 3 years!
And I just finished this baby blanket. Crystal Palace Puffin yarn is way soft and warm! It was hot even knitting it this month.
I did it with a simple garter stitch then crocheted border. The first strip in solid pink, the next in the pink variegated, and then the middle in white mirroring it back to the other edge.It was knit on a US #7 needle and measures about 37" square.
The hat was a feather and fan pattern and then began a simple garter stitch decrease. I have no idea if this will fit a baby - but it's cute!